Subject: Update – Respecting our Neighbors Property While Using the Potter’s Mill Lake Area
We continue to have issues with people who are not Potter’s Mill residences using the lake and with people entering the back lawns of the homeowners that live around the lake. The lake and Gazebo area are intended for the enjoyment of the Potter’s Mill homeowners and occupants.
Since the legal tone of covenants can sometimes be vague or confusing, the Board asked the HOA attorney to render a legal interpretation regarding the covenant language related to the common area around the lake. According to the subdivision plat the property line for the homeowner’s that lives around the lake extends 120 feet from the curb. The Potter’s Mill Covenants provides a 15-foot easement around the lake for maintenance. According to our attorney, this 15-foot easement does not give residences access to the back lawns of the homeowners that live around the lake. This easement is for HoA lake maintenance purposes only.
The board has recently measured the lake lots near the gazebo area and verified that the lots extend all the way to the edge of the lake. There are property line survey markers located in the edge of the water.
The white fence, located in front of the Gazebo along Millside Lane, outlines the common area around the lake. The common area extends from the white fence to the edge of the lake. The area on either side of the lake is private property. The common area is shown between the yellow lines in the image below.
Please be respectful of our neighbor’s properties while using the area around the Potter’s Mill lake. If you see people in the back lawn area of the homes around the lake they either have permission of the homeowner or they are trespassing.
The Potter’s Mill Homeowners’ Association Board of Directors and the residences that live around the lake appreciate your cooperation to remain in the common area and not wander up into the homeowners back lawns.
President, Potter’s Mill HoA